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Woman Charged With Arson After Attempting To Set House Alight In Ashford

A woman has been charged with arson after attempting to set a house in Ashford on Friday evening.

It's alleged she poured petrol on the front doorway of a house in the Ballinalea area and then set a container full of petrol.

The house was occupied at the time and two people who were passing by witnessed the woman setting the container alight and managed to alert those inside the house.

One person suffered minor injuries after attempting to put out the blaze. 

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